Clinical Aspects of Diabetes Type I and Type II
Diabetes mellitus is a syndrome of various genetic and environmental etiologies. The hyperglycemia and its associated metabolic, functional and pathological sequelae apparently have different mechanisms, depending on the several entities encountered. Two major clinical presentations of diabetes are reviewed in this chapter and their genetic and pathogenetic characteristics are described. Patients with diabetes will eventually develop micro- and macro-vascular complications, making their lives increasingly uncomfortable and distressing. A short report on these grave afflictions, their pathogenesis and course of disease has been given. The relationship between diabetic control and complications is also discussed. Although a lot of progress in understanding diabetes and its therapy has been made in the last six decades, a great deal is still left for future clinical and basic research to accomplish.
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